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Kiper's 2017 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

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Kiper sees Watson going in middle of the first round (0:36)

Mel Kiper Jr. shares his expectations for where Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson could be drafted, and sees the Bills as a possibility. (0:36)

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2017 NFL draft has passed, and the field is set. That means it's time for Mock Draft 1.0.

A few reminders:

  • NFL teams are still early in their evaluations. No team has a draft board yet, and we still have to get through postseason all-star games, combine testing, medicals, pro days and individual workouts.

  • There's a long time until the draft, and we have to get through free agency before we truly know each team's needs. That's why several of these picks are based on who I think is the best player available. In some cases, I have identified a few needs that could be targeted.

Any questions? Good. Off we go.

Note: One asterisk denotes a junior, and two asterisks denote a redshirt sophomore.